"budget" toilet ? help me choose from these ?

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"budget" toilet ? help me choose from these ?

was looking at the following which do u guys recommend, the second 2 are on sale currently. unfortunately all 3 are round. would prefer elongated

GLACIER BAY PREMIER 1.6GPF 14 1/2 SINGLE FLUSH NOT LINED?
AMERICAN STANDARD SONOMA 1.28gpf LINED 16 1/2
KOHLER WELLWORTH 1.28GPF 16 1/2 NOT LINED

or any others u recommend
 
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Old 12-29-17, 03:56 AM
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I'll be going against the grain on this one. Any of those are OK. There are differences, but the big factor is the condition of your home plumbing (pipes). If the pipes are clear and open, most any toilet will work fine. However, AS Champion 4 seems to be a favorite among many plumbers.
 
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I learned a long time ago that a round toilet, irregardless of the cost is a PITA.

A few extra $ for a nice, oval, comfort height toilet is worth every penny, especially when in a couple years you then decide to upgrade so do it right from the start!
 
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The best inexpensive toilet I have found is Briggs which retail for about $80. I have found their cheap toilets to be better than the brands offered by big box home centers.
 
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I've installed the listed Kohler and American Standard toilets without issue. I believe that Mansfield has some toilets that are in the economy range and have performed well. The only negative I have read, and I can't remember the brand, was excessive splash when flushing that can get the seat wet. Suggest reading some reviews and go with what your budget can afford.
 
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I have a champion 4 . It's great but looking for a cheaper one . So wellworth or Sonoma
 
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I guess the Sonoma is elongated,
 
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Old 12-29-17, 01:47 PM
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I have to disagree with Marq on this one. I feel the round is the more comfortable unit. Plus is takes up less room. I do agree that the newer high units are easier to use as we get older. But it's interesting to note that the most healthful method to relieve oneself is the squat position. It has been medically shown that is the more healthful position as opposed to the typical sitting position. Many 3rd world Eastern European countries still use that method.
 
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You can compare toilets a this site:

Search | MaP Toilet Testing

I've had good luck with the Gerber Avalanche.
 
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The current (Feb. 2018) issue of Consumer Reports rates toilets. Their recommendation for a budget model goes to the Delta Prelude ($150) But you might want to pick up a copy of the magazine to read on your current throne before choosing a new one.
 
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